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Top 10 Research Advances in 2010 from the Cardiovascular Disease in Older Populations Joint Committee
(Council on Clinical Cardiology and Council on Cardiovascular Nursing)  

The mission of the Older Populations Joint Committee of the Councils on Clinical Cardiology and Cardiovascular Nursing is to serve as the panel of experts for the American Heart Association in geriatric cardiology and issues of co-morbidity.

Annually AHA asks all of its Councils and science groups what, in their opinion, have been the most important advances in their respective fields within the past year. We have pulled out of all of those suggestions those that are relevant to our older populations community. These advances and their potential to impact this field and the patients who ultimately will benefit are listed with commentary in the table below.

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Posted by Melissa AHA Science on Mar 30, 2011 4:38 PM CDT
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2011 ACCF/AHA Focused Update of the Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Unstable Angina/Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (Updating the 2007 Guideline)


Stroke Journal

  • Practice guidelines are intended to assist with clinical decision making. New, emerging evidence has prompted an update of the 2007 ACC/AHA guidelines for Unstable Angina (UA)/Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (NSTEMI).
  • Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients with NSTEMI require management for early and late hospital care, at discharge and post hospital.
  • Quality improvement programs can identify opportunities for future ACS care.

Read the full article in Circulation
 

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Posted by Melissa AHA Science on Mar 29, 2011 8:48 AM CDT
Genome-Wide Association Study of Body Mass Index in 33,525 African Americans Validates Four Loci Previously Identified in Europeans and Reveals Two Novel Loci

Keri L. Monda, PhD, University of Norht Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
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Posted by Molly AHA Science on Mar 25, 2011 2:37 PM CDT
Can You Keep it off? 18 Month Follow-Up after a Two-Year Dietary Intervention Randomized Trial of Low-Carbohydrate, Mediterranean or Low-Fat Diets (Direct)

Iris Shai, RD, PhD, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

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Posted by Molly AHA Science on Mar 25, 2011 2:27 PM CDT
Intake of Added Sugars is Positively Associated with Cardiovascular Disease Risk Measures among US Adolescents

Miriam B. Vos, MD, MSPH, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
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| Abstract | Article in Circulation

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Posted by Molly AHA Science on Mar 25, 2011 2:18 PM CDT
Methods of Self-Monitoring and their Effect on Adherence to Physical Activity Self-Monitoring and Goals: 24-Month Results from the SMART Trial

Molly B. Conroy, MD, MPH, Univeristy of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA


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Posted by Molly AHA Science on Mar 25, 2011 2:11 PM CDT
Technology to Assess/Monitor Behavior: New Technologies and Analytic Techniques for Measuring Dietary Intakes

Amy Subar, PhD, MPH, RD, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
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Posted by Molly AHA Science on Mar 25, 2011 2:08 PM CDT
Saturated Fat and Processed Meat Consumption and Incident Impaired Fasting Glucose and Type 2 Diabetes in American Indians: The Strong Heart Family Study

Amanda M. Fretts, PhC, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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Posted by Molly AHA Science on Mar 24, 2011 11:40 AM CDT
A Choice Architecture Intervention Improved Healthy Food and Beverage Choices in a Large Hospital Cafeteria

Anne N. Thorndlike, MD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
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Posted by Molly AHA Science on Mar 24, 2011 11:33 AM CDT
Insulin Receptor Substrate 1 (IRS1) Gene Variation Modifies Insulin Resistance Response to Weight-Loss Diets in a Two-Year Randomized Trial

Qibin Qi, PhD, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston MA


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Posted by Molly AHA Science on Mar 24, 2011 11:13 AM CDT
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